The key to health, success and lasting happiness lies in unlocking the FOUR INNER POWERS that are continuously available to you. To be able to unlock these great powers inside you, you must first understand a little more about yourself. Whether you know it or not, whether you believe it not, you have four giant POWERS sitting inside you. They are related to the four major dimensions of your life
One must not only awaken but also systematically lead kundalini through each of the chakras to the abode of shiva, the sahasrara chakra. According to tantric litera-ture, this union is the highest. When the aspirant is able to achieve this union he becomes fully aware of all the dimensions of life, and he is illumined. One goes through a process of evolution in which he comes to realize his own essential nature and he then abides in that state of pure consciousness.
Kundalini has been called the evolutionary energy in the human body, and the force of evolutionary eros. In mythic terms, kundalini is the liberating face of the Goddess.
To the mystic, imagination Is the faculty through which we perceive the numinous, the supra-real. The forms and qualities of our divine nature are hidden in consciousness: we bring them forth through the faculty of imagination. The Greek word phantasia, from which we derive the word fantasy, comes from a verb that means “to make visible.” We make subtle energies visible by creating images in the mind.
What we don’t always understand is how these images can transform our inner landscape, and then our life. The courage. compassion, wisdom, and beauty of the inner self are mostly invisible to us. Our conditioning, our relentless dependence on the egok perception of our separateness, even our neural wiring predispose us to view ourselves only as the physical and personality self. As egoic beings, we often feel inherently disconnected from the world around us and from our true sources of power.
At times, we assume that we are in charge of our lives and capable of building, creating, or manifesting anything we want. Alternatively, we may feel incompetent, Incapable, lost. Most of us alternate between the two points of view, both of which are aspects of egoic consciousness. One way to discover both the richness of our deeper self and the availability of invisible help is through active imagination.
Visionary practices, working with archetypes. creating intentions for our future life are all methodologies that challenge our limiting assumptions about ourselves and ask us to open to what we are beyond the ordinary. All are based on a fundamental insight about the mind—a realization that what we think about profoundly affects not only our psyches, but also our physical lives.
That recognition has become a major force in the Western new thought movements. But this way of thinking actually has deep roots in the Tantrk traditions of India. Tantric technologies teach us to divinize—yes, literally, make divine—our bodies and minds by entering deeply Into imaginative communion with deity forms. As you read this book and do the practices here, you’ll learn how to make visible certain numinous qualities In yourself, qualities that are embodied in these forms and the principles associated with them.
The first chakra transforms or burns data into pure emotion, the next frequency level. (The alchemical correspondence is the transformation of base metal into gold.) The first chakra can be trained to take all the kundalini power and transform it, discipline it, if you will, into pure emotion.
That which we need the most and which has the most power for us is likely that of which we are most afraid. This fear reflects a denial of one’s responsibility to be a fully active creator in the world, for it is the kundalini that makes us active creators. We should not be afraid of power; we cannot be afraid of using it. In fact, the power of the first chakra, if it is not used on some creative endeavor, will diminish and may ultimately be extinguished.
Death is thus seen as a form of transformation. Many ancient rituals (especially in the Tantric tradi-tion) were devoted to awakening this serpent power so that it could gradually rise up through the spine. As it rises, this serpent power energizes the various chakras until it finally opens and awakens the spiritual centers in the head. When the Kundalini rises to higher chakras in our evolu-tionary process, we enter a new state of consciousness. We “die” to the old and embrace the next level of conscious-ness through this process of spiritual transformation. Our energy centers are the voices of our development in the evolutionary process. In the early stages of our evo-lution, we function only from the root chakra, which is the primitive person seeking only survival. We sound only one note. As we evolve and grow, the higher chakras are energized one by one. In time, as the Kundalini rises to higher chakras, we gradually become a melody of many notes, with their accompanying power and splendor.
You actually have the power to simply manifest the reality of your choice! You have the potential for self-transformation that will enrich every aspect of your life, bringing you everything from health to wealth to meaningful relationships to lasting happiness. Inside each of you is an enormous potential energy known as Kundalini. Kundalini is nothing but your own latent inner energy which you have never used, and which you may not even know about! Kundalini expresses through you in four different streams, known as the Four Inner Powers. All these inner powers are the different expressions of Kundalini energy in your life.
Though you use these powers everyday in your life, you don’t use them consciously, with a clear intention. Please understand, all these powers are great energies, just like electricity or wind-power. If you handle them properly, they can shower you with everything you want. But if you don’t handle them properly, they will continue to impact your life in negative ways.
The key is to create the right space inside you to express your greatest and highest possibility. When you create the right space inside you, all the events of your choice will simply flow into your life without any effort! Everything you do will be successful. When you learn to use these powers in the tight way, you will immediately transform not only your own life, but the lives of all those living around you.
To be able to unlock these great powers inside you, you must first understand a little more about yourself. Whether you know it or not, whether you believe it not, you have four giant POWERS sitting inside you. They are related to the four major dimensions of your life your words, your thinking, your emotions, and your living. When you awaken your peak possibility in each of these dimensions, it becomes a great power and support in your life.